January Featured Artist: Jarrod Ames

Artist Statement

I use the phrase Finding Inspiration in my logo and in my newsletters. It is what drives me to always go out, battle the elements and wait patiently for those special moments to capture. So that I may inspire you to go out and see this beautiful world of ours! 

Featured Artist – Jarrod Ames

“Finding Inspiration“

This is my Motto: 

This is what drives me. I have a constant hunger to venture out, battling the elements and waiting patiently to capture these special moments. I do this so that I may inspire people to go out, go see this beautiful of ours.

Bio –  I have lived in Las Vegas all my life, however, it wasn’t until 2012 that I really discovered my passion for photography. I grew up loving to draw and I always had a sketch pad nearby. I had always wanted to be an animator or computer animator for movies. In 2012, I had a very tough year personally and professionally. My grandmother, my best friend growing up, passed away and it was difficult to lose such an inspiration in my life. My work passed me over for a promotion that I had worked so hard for and gave it to someone that had very little experience. Yet, out of this and some other hardships that year, I re found my interest in photography. I bought my first DSLR and I never looked back! By the next year I was using more professional gear, doing portraits and some weddings. But my love of landscape photography is what really kept and still keeps me going every day. I love being out in nature, seeing fleeting moments in time and capturing those moments. This is what drives me to wake up hours before the sunrise, sacrifice sleep and drive for miles to see something that most people are missing in life. So now I travel all over the American southwest and other places to see this beautiful world that we live in and try to photograph it, the way I see it.

Instagram: jarrodamesphoto
Facebook: Jarrod Ames
Website:  jarrodamesphotgraphy.com 
Phone:  (702)-768-4788

Photography is truly magical; Often times the artist travels across treacherous terrain, in grueling weather battling the elements, waiting, watching, for the perfect lighting. All to bring us these beautiful moments captured for a lifetime of pleasure. The Las Vegas Artists’ Guild is very proud to present, Artist: Jarrod Ames as the current Featured Artist. Jarrod is also a very important member that volunteers in the LVAG Gallery, we are all very grateful for his dedication and efforts, to help highlight the members of this organization. 

LVAG is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) MOTTO: “Artists Helping Artists”, Serving the Southern Nevada Area, Since 1996 LVAG Gallery is located inside the Galleria at Sunset

LVAG Gallery: 1300 W. Sunset Rd. Suite 2109 Henderson, NV 89014 (702)-616-3351 

The LVAG is a non-profit organization 501 (c)(3) established in 1996. 

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Friday Life Painting Classes

Life painting classes at the LVAG gallery on Fridays starting January 8, 2021. Please bring your own art supplies for the class. Members and non-members are welcome. Classes are limited to 8-10 students, call now for reservations!

When: Every Friday 3-6pm
Where: LVAG Gallery
Cost: $25 per class (cash)

Contact Bill Bon (702-772-2603) for more information.

Masks are required to enter the gallery, no exceptions!


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LVAG Online Show Call for Art

Enter the LVAG Online January-February Show!

LVAG is putting together an online show to show starting in January 2021 to give our members an opportunity to promote their work online.

Deadline for Entry: January 16, 2021
Entry Fee: $10 (limit one entry per member)
Show Dates: January 22, 2021 through February 2021

Entry is $10 per piece to all current members in good standing (please fill out the form for each individual piece you wish to enter). Every member may submit their works of art that will be featured on the LVAG website gallery and social media (each work will get its own social post during the show). Please include your website, social media link and where your work can be purchased so we can help promote you!

The artist is responsible for handling the sale of their work in the online show, LVAG will only promote their work and will not take any commission. Artwork that is currently on display in the LVAG gallery is not eligible to be submitted to the online show.

To enter your work into the show, please click the button below and fill out the form!

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Artist Exhibition Opportunity: Art Festival of Henderson

LVAG Artist Exhibition Opportunity

The LVAG is offering an exhibition opportunity for members. This opportunity is open to all artists on a “first-come” basis.

Art Festival of Henderson Event Details

Event Dates: May 8-9, 2021 (set up May 7)
Requirements: Artists must bring their own tent, weights and displays
Size: Artist will get a 10’x10′ display space
Cost: $100 ($225 value)
Deadline: January 6, 2021
If you are available on May 8th & May 9th 2021, then please let us know if you would like to participate. Artists will be required to bring their own creations for display and sale during Saturday & Sunday. You will be required to arrive early and stay for the duration of both days. MANDATORY CHECK-IN IS FRIDAY MAY 7th BETWEEN 10 – 5 PM. MOVE-IN IS FRIDAY MAY 7th AND SATURDAY 7 – 9 AM – READY TO OPERATE BY 10 AM. ARTISTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN TENT, WEIGHTS AND DISPLAYS. THE AREA IS 10′ X 10′. CHECK IN IS ONLY FRIDAY. There will be LVAG information that will remain in the booth for our artists to hand out for those that are interested in knowing more about our organization. When we all work together, we make things happen. This weekend exhibition opportunity is $100.00 ($225.00 VALUE) to our participating members. THERE ARE A LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. This is another way the we live up to our motto “Artists’ Helping Artists”. To participate or request more information, please contact LVAG Treasurer Jane Worrell at 702-274-5858 or email jlw0309@hotmail.com before the Janaury 6, 2021 deadline.

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